Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand certainly walks to her own drum when it comes to her movie roles — and fashion choices.
While many of Hollywood’s elite were painfully making their way down the red carpet at last night’s Oscars in sky-high stilettos, McDormand decided to play it safe and take the comfort route with a pair of limited-edition Birkenstock Arizona sandals designed by Pierpaolo Picciolo, the creative director for Maison Valentino, and McDormand herself.
The sandals were an unexpected color and style choice for her dress — a gown from Valentino’s spring ’19 couture collection — which the actress wore to present the Best Actress award. However, McDormand’s sandals were not the first time comfort shoes have grabbed the spotlight at the ceremony.
Frances McDormand at the 91st Oscars in Birkenstock sandals.
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At the Academy Awards last year, Tiffany Haddish stepped into a pair of Ugg slippers and Whoopi Goldberg wore a pair of combat boots under her Christian Siriano gown.
Said McDormand, “Last year, while swanning on the grand staircase at the Met Gala, by invitation of Pierpaolo Picciolo of the house of Valentino, a spark ignited me. I have always followed fashion and had a secret desire to find a